Basepaws Breed + Health Cat DNA Test
Basepaws Breed + Health Cat DNA Test
Basepaws Breed + Health Cat DNA Test
Play See how it works
Basepaws Breed + Health Cat DNA Test
Basepaws Breed + Health Cat DNA Test
Basepaws Breed + Health Cat DNA Test
Play See how it works

Basepaws Breed + Health Cat DNA Test

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🎁 Limited time offer: Use code DNAGIFT to save $40 on your DNA test. Now for $89! FREE cat toy + FirstVet subscription for 6 months included. Offer ends 12/24.

Free two-way shipping for U.S. orders. Ships in 1-2 business days.

Receive your cat's DNA test results in 4-6 weeks.

Test for all breed groups and breed similarities with top cat breeds. Free lifetime updates.

43 genetic conditions represented by 65 health markers.

25 traits (including blood type and resistance to FIV) represented by 50 markers.

1-click share with your veterinarian.

How it works
Sign up

Create an account and register your CatKit.

Swab

A quick 10-second swab is all it takes. Make sure to get both gums and teeth.

Send

Shipping is free both ways, just drop it in a USPS box.

Report

Receive results in 4-6 weeks (or sooner!).

NEW
Genetic Health Markers & Blood Type Screening
The upgraded digital report will provide results for over 70 known feline genetic health markers, including new markers for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the most common form of heart disease in cats. Another new feature includes genetic markers for blood type. Knowledge of a cat’s blood type can be helpful to the cat breeding process as well as support life-saving medical decisions, such as when a cat needs an emergency blood transfusion.
    Genetic Health Markers & Blood Type Screening
    Let Their Genome Do the Talking.
    GET INSIGHTS ABOUT YOUR CAT
    Let Their Genome Do the Talking.
    What part of your cat genome is similar to a Western Maine Coon? An Eastern Burmese? Or a perfectly adorable polycat? Using our world-class feline genomic database, Basepaws can estimate your tabby’s origins to more than 21 breed types and 4 breed regions. You’ll find out how similar your cat's genome is to a Tiger, Lion, Cheetah or a Cougar as we compare and learn more about big cats. It may explain your kitten’s roar-like meow.
      SCREEN FOR COMMON FELINE DISEASES
      A Healthy Cat is a Happy Cat.
      Your cats won't tell you when they're sick. We test for 65 genetic markers, reporting on mutation carrier status and predisposition to 45 diseases, including:
      • Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
      • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
      • Retinal degeneration
      • Myotonia
      A Healthy Cat is a Happy Cat.
      Dental disease. It's a reality for most cats.
      PROACTIVE PET CARE
      Dental disease. It's a reality for most cats.
      Your cat can’t raise their paw and tell you their mouth hurts. Because of this ability to hide pain, usually when they exhibit the common signs, the disease is advanced and needs medical attention. This makes oral microbiome testing so critical, especially for cats!
        Easy, clear results delivered to your email

        Easy, clear results delivered to your email

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        Frequently Asked Questions

        Once you received a DNA CatKit in the mail, follow the detailed instructions for sample collection and barcode registration located on the inside of the CatKit box. After collecting your sample, send it back to us in the provided prepaid packaging. We will notify you via email once your sample is received.

        Your report will be available in 4-6 weeks from the date your sample arrives at our laboratory. We are working on trying to shorten this time frame as much as possible. In the rare cases where a sample fails internal quality checks and needs to be reprocessed, we will contact you regarding the next steps.

        Long-term, we plan to provide the results within 4 weeks.

        Every sample helps us create the biggest database of feline genetic data and will contribute to new discoveries in feline health.

        Breed is among our top priorities. We test by comparing your cat’s genetic DNA sample to our pedigreed cat database, as well as to all the other cat samples which we’ve received. Not all breeds are included (yet!), but we are working hard to quickly add as many as possible. As we expand our kitty community, your cat's report findings will continue to be refined. Take a look at our sample report to get an idea of what your cat’s report will look like, as well as our roadmap to see what your cat’s report will include in the future!

        The wild cat index percentage is determined using the relative genetic similarity between all of the domestic cat samples we test and four big cats (Tiger, Leopard, Cheetah, Cougar). This means we measure how genomically similar your cat is to these wildcats when being compared to all other domestic cat samples in our database, not to the specific wildcat base pairs themselves. We plan to add additional big cats and expand this testing throughout the year.

        Yes. For all orders in the continental U.S., a pre-paid return shipping label is included in every kit. Simply register your kit, swab your cat, and send it back to us.

        *INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS outside of the U.S.: Return postage is NOT included.

        Yes! We charge $15 for International shipping (return shipping NOT included).

        PLEASE NOTE: We cannot guarantee that you will or will not be charged any customs taxes or duties. Any customs or import duties are charged once the parcel reaches its destination country. These charges must be paid by the recipient of the parcel. This applies only to International and Canadian orders.

        Yes! Ping us at meow@basepaws.com and we will help you with that.

        Keep your cat's health care top-of-mind by making at-home care a priority!

        Keep your cat's health care top-of-mind by making at-home care a priority!

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